Tuesday, July 22, 2008


So I happen to be very bad at some stuff. Like I've now been tagged twice for the same meme. And I just haven't gotten around to doing it. And the lovely Bellini Valli has given me an award and I haven't acknowledged it. Shoot. I completely forgot about it even. Shameful.

So let's start with the award. The lovely Bellini Valli over at More Than Burnt Toast gave me the I Love You This Much award. I love her too. Valli makes me want to be a Canadian. She makes delicious food and uses fresh local ingredients. I love that. And the photos on her blog are beautiful. Stunning really. I've updated my list of yummy blogs over there on the sidelines so you can see there are TONS of blogs worthy of this award, but for now I'll pass it on to a few that I really admire:

Speedbump Kitchen, who's food looks delicious and show us all that living with allergies doesn't mean that you have to live a life of deprivation.

Cheap But Not Easy, who has daily tips about living frugally, which is important right now with our economy whether anyone labels it a recession or not.

Straight From the Farm, who quit her business job to work on a farm and follow her dream and develops recipes for all kinds of produce.

Tartlette, because her photos are truly food porn and even though I'm afraid to try most of her recipes, I love looking at them and I'm very excited that she's writing and developing a cookbook.

and finally Super G's Potpourri, because she's my sister and I strong armed her into joining the Daring Bakers and I convinced her that she was going to die of Yuck when she was 6 and she doesn't hate me for it.

And on to the Meme...

Both April over at Abby Sweets and Speedbump Kitchen have tagged me for the Six Random things meme. They're both lovely people and you should totally go check them out. I'm not going to pass it on to anyone, because I figure meme's are like those emails with the cute pictures of kittens and inspirational sayings about how much God loves us that some people forward to every person in their address book. I never know who really wants to receive them. SO if you'd like to play along, play. If not, that's OK too. So here are my random things....

1) The Brain is lactose intolerant, so on nights like tonight when he's golfing and I'm alone for dinner, I frequently have something silly like cheese. Yep, I'm having cheese for dinner tonight. Goat Brie, and Saint Andre.

2) Although I spend all morning frying donuts, I don't like to eat them. I much prefer to come home and have a bowl of Cheerios. Which I sometimes pronounce Cheerio-e-oooooos.

3) I like to sing, I mean really really sing in the car. With the windows up. I can get my groove thing on to pretty much anything from Kenny Chesney to Verdi. And sometimes, if it something peppy like Gloria Estevan, I tend to seat dance too.

4) My hiking boots are bright pink.

5) When I was a little girl my career aspiration in life was to be a scantily clad alien on Star Trek and make out with Captain Kirk. (I outgrew that one).

6) I think bald men are incredibly sexy.
So there. Now you know everything there is to know.


The Cheap Chick said...

Thank you for the award! I love the love! And? I also say Cheerioeeeeeeoooooooos, too. There's something about the name that inspires yodeling.

glamah16 said...

What did your parents say about #5 :-).

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

I sing at the top of my lungs in the car too. I keep forgetting that even though people can't hear me they can still see me! ;)

Anonymous said...

I sing in the car, but am very clever and can do it like a ventriloquist without moving my lips. That way, no one knows I'm doing it.

Janna said...

"...and I convinced her that she was going to die of Yuck when she was 6 and she doesn't hate me for it."

This was one of the funniest things I have read all day. So funny.

What exactly is "yuck"? Hee hee

Mary said...

erin- I'm so glad I'm not alone on that one. For a minute there I was worried I was dating myself.

courtney- I don't think they ever knew about #5.

susan- yes I forget all the time that they can see me.

marti- I have to learn that skill from you. I live in a small town and could get a reputation. Or worse, make the paper.

janna- ok this is a long story, but I'll try to shorten it. My sister scraped her knees, and my mom (who was packing for a camping trip) told me to wash them off and take care of her. She was wiggling while I washed so I told her she had Yuck (I was very dramatic about it) and if she moved at all it would spread and her legs would fall off and she'd die. I carried her upstairs and put her on her bed and told her she couldn't move for 3 days. She'd have to miss the camping trip, but not to worry, Mom and Dad would understand. Many hours later we were all in the car to go camping except her. Turns out she was still up in her bed. I'd totally forgotten about it. And I got the spanking of my LIFE.

I still think it was hillarious.

April said...

Funny!! thanks for sharing a little more about yourself!!

Sara said...

I admire your big sisterly cleverness!

Also, as a sci-fi geek, I really appreciate number 5 :-D

Mrs. White said...

#3 is one of my primary reasons for living!

Tartelette said...

Thank you Mary for the award! I hope you do get to try a couple of recipes, there are not that complicated!